2.75 Earthquake Strikes Southern Arkansas

May 12, 2020

Credit Courtesy: US Geological Survey

EARTHQUAKE IN EL DORADO, ARK - The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.75 magnitude earthquake occurred  in El Dorado, Arkansas  at 9:49 a.m. yesterday morning.    The earthquake was reportedly at a depth of more than 7 miles and to have reached a minimum distance of just under 16 miles. Lt. Andrew Russell with the El Dorado Police Department explained what happened. 

"We haven't had any reports of any damage, it was felt here at the police department and throughout the city but we haven't noticed anyone calling in about damage or anything like that," Russell explained.

The USGS reported  the earthquake lasted about 23 seconds.   Seismic activity was also reported in nearby Magnolia, Arkansas.